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St Joseph is located in Buchanan County, 30 miles north of Kansas City along Interstate 229. It lies on the banks of the Missouri River near the Kansas state line.

Joseph Robidoux established the Blacksnake Hills trading post with the Indians in 1826. Well-situated, Robidoux's post became the City of St. Joseph in 1843. The Pony Express got its start here in 1860; in 1882, Tom Howard, a.k.a. Jesse James, met his fate in St. Joseph.

The city, population approximately 72,000, enjoys four distinct seasons. The coldest month is January at 24.9 degrees and the warmest month is July with 78.5 degrees. St. Joseph's occupational base has become diversified with the ten largest employers comprising nine different industries. The Frontier Casino Riverboat's recent opening contributes to the city's economy.

Other St. Joseph offerings include historic architecture; a continuous 26-mile parkway system with picturesque landscapes, wooded areas and family-oriented parks; and 12 city festivals.

Prudential Summers Realty |
Art Ice House Theater | Stetson Factory Outlet |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Harding House B&B | The Homer House |
History Belle Rose Villa Tour Home | Creverling's Tour House | Glore Psychiatric Museum | Hillstar Historical Home | Patee House Museum | St Joseph Museum |
RV campgrounds and dealers Walnut Grove Campground |
Sports and Sporting Events Mark Youngdahl Urban Conservation Area |

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11/22 Coming to The area
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.


Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.